New York Demolition Accident Attorneys

Sorry to hear you were in a demolition accident

At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, we understand the devastating impact a demolition accident can have on your life. From medical bills and lost wages to long-term injuries and disabilities, the consequences can be severe and far-reaching. 


Our experienced lawyers have handled numerous cases involving demolition accidents, and we know the steps necessary to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. We’re here to guide you through the process, fight for your rights, and help you get the justice you deserve. Let us put our expertise and passion to work for you.

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Do You Have Questions About Your Demolition Accident Case?

Did you receive medical attention immediately following your demolition accident?

If you have been involved in a demolition accident, immediate medical attention is crucial. Delaying treatment can worsen your injuries, and it may also make it harder to establish a record of your injuries, which is critical in pursuing a personal injury claim. At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, we understand the importance of prompt medical attention, and we can help you find the right medical care to address your injuries. 

Have you reported your demolition accident?

If you have been involved in a demolition accident, prompt reporting to the relevant authorities is crucial to protecting your legal rights and ensuring that the cause of the accident is thoroughly investigated. Reporting the accident can also help to preserve evidence that can be critical in establishing liability and proving negligence. 



Delaying the reporting of a demolition accident can weaken your case and reduce your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries. As time passes, critical details may be forgotten or evidence may be lost, making it harder to establish liability and prove the full extent of your damages.

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Speak to an experienced demolition accident attorney right away

If you have been involved in a demolition accident that resulted in a building collapse, the legal process can be overwhelming. At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C., we can help you navigate the legal process, understand your rights, and obtain the compensation you deserve. 


Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your injuries, determine the full cost of your damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and guide you through the legal process. With Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case.

Make sure to keep documentation of your demolition accident

Collecting evidence after a demolition accident is crucial to building a strong case for fair compensation. Evidence includes photos, videos, witnesses, and medical records to demonstrate injuries, prove negligence, and support claims. Delaying collection weakens the case, as details are forgotten and evidence becomes harder to obtain. Contact Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. for a free consultation and experienced help in gathering and preserving evidence.

Building Demolition Accident FAQs

What are common causes of demolition accidents?

Demolition accidents can occur due to a variety of factors. These may include the use of unsafe equipment or tools in the demolition process, a lack of proper safety procedures or training for workers, or the failure to properly inspect the building or structure prior to demolition. Inadequate preparation of the demolition site, failure to properly secure the surrounding area to prevent injuries to bystanders, and negligence or recklessness on the part of the demolition contractor or workers can also contribute to demolition accidents. Improper handling or disposal of hazardous materials, structural failures or collapses during the demolition process, adverse weather conditions such as high winds or heavy rain, and communication errors or misunderstandings between workers, contractors, or other parties involved in the demolition process can also be contributing factors to demolition accidents.

How long do you have to file a personal injury claim after a demolition accident in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after a demolition accident is generally three years from the date of the accident. This means that you must file your claim within three years or you risk losing your right to pursue compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, such as if the victim is a minor or if the claim is against a government entity. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that your legal rights are protected and to determine the appropriate timeline for filing your claim.

What kind of compensation can you receive for a demolition accident injury in New York?

If you have been injured in a demolition accident in New York, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, including:


  1. Medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctor visits, and the cost of medication or medical equipment.
  2. Lost wages, including any income you have lost due to your injury.
  3. Pain and suffering, including physical and emotional distress caused by your injury.
  4. Disability, if your injury has left you permanently disabled or unable to work.
  5. Disfigurement or scarring, if your injury has caused permanent scarring or disfigurement.
  6. Loss of consortium, if your injury has affected your relationship with your spouse or family members.

The specific amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on the circumstances of your case, the severity of your injuries, and the extent of your damages. It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights and pursue the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

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